The amusement park theme was realized through a highly collaborative team effort. Ken & Mary Jackson, Children's pastors at the church, had a strong vision for creating a visually immersive experience for kids and parents, so the artists at Worlds of Wow came up with a full theming concept that includes multiple tracks of roller coasters that come out of ceilings, burst through walls and even adorn ceilings and walls in hallways and large group rooms.
The church made a significant effort to theme each area that stuck with the God's Amazement Park story arch, yet included artwork, scenes and destinations that included artwork and attractions that were age-appropriate.
As the pictures below show, this is one spectacular project. From the huge emphasis on making Check-in obvious and easy for first time guests to extra wide hallways to the large sculpted 3D characters and soft contained play units for different ages, God's Amazement Park shines as a fun, timeless and immersive experience that has kids excited to come and bring their friends.
|1st time visitor Check-in|
|Roller coasters blast through a wall!|
|The main theme between two Check-in desks|
|Parents bring toddlers up to play during the week|
|Playground Rules keep kids safe!|
|Themed soft-contained play and soft foam play elements|
|Main entrance to soft-contained play unit "Mega Bubble"|
|Entrance to Pre-K "Tyke Town"|
|Portable wonky Check-in sign|
|Dual self & assisted check-in desks with 3D sculpted characters|
|Close up of 3D sculpted letters and character|
|Upstairs Check-in and roller coaster|
|Pre-K "Tyke Town" hallway|
|Themed hallway shows Teacup rides|
|Classroom with themed walls and a themed teaching station (tug boat)|
|Wonky car-shaped teaching station|
|Another fun portable sign|
|Kindergarten play room|
|Kindergarten Edu-tainment stations|
|Girls' Kindergarten Edu-tainment stations|
|Themed Kindergarten large group room|
|1st & 2nd grade soft-contained play unit|
|1st & 2nd grade large group room|
|Graphics, colors and games for older elementary kids|
|3rd & 4th grade large group room|
|More roller coasters in the 3rd & 4th grade room|
|Fun signage makes it easy to find each destination|
|Aged appropriately for 5th and 6th graders|
|The Mix56 room is for 5th and 6th graders|
The church has continued to see meteoric growth and, after opening this new children's building, has had over a 40% sustained increase in kids attending. Of course, this means that the parents are also now coming, adding to incredible growth for this dynamic church.
We love that the staff of Gateway chose Worlds of Wow to partner with them on creating God's Amazement Park. What a privilege for us to be part of such a Kingdom-focused church's strategy to reach kids and families!
If you've got questions about this project, feel free to contact us and we'll talk about creating an immersive environment for your church! Just contact us here!